Preparation & Prevention: Top 5 Workplace Summertime Injuries
Summer brings with it some great things, but safety directors know that it can also bring increased safety risks for workers on the job. Listen in as we count down the top five most common summertime safety risks.
- By Sydny Shepard
- May 31, 2021
Summer brings with it some welcome things, such as more sunlight in the evenings, increased travel, vacations and warmer days. If you are a safety director, however, and I know most of you are, you know that summertime could mean an increase in serious injuries on the job.
According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics study, there is an increase in injuries and fatalities during the summer months. This could be due to several things, such as higher temperatures, congested roadways and inexperienced seasonal workers on the job.
Since no one wants to see an injury at their worksite, it is important to prepare for the summer and the increased amount of injuries that might come with it. For you, we’ve rounded up the top five most common summer safety risks and what you can do to prepare for and prevent them.
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About the Author
Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.